West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)

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Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a Four Sisters Inn and was built as a private home in 1877. Fully remodeled two years ago, the stately, three-story Italianate Victorian with its spacious, wraparound porch features a breezy, coastal décor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites. All but one of the ten well-appointed guest rooms feature a fireplace, marble tile bathrooms, and most with jetted spa tubs and king beds featuring plush pillow-top mattresses. One second-floor room has a private, outdoor jetted hot tub; two spacious top-floor suites have separate sitting areas and oversized bathrooms. Each room has high-speed Internet access, an iPod™ player, and a television with a DVD player.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Love this place. Beautiful, clean, wonderful food and great location

5 on April 25, 2018

I love this place and want to live here! The building is beautiful and the rooms are clean and lovely. The staff is friendly and helpful. It's right above the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and there are so many sites to see within walking distance. But it is nice and quiet. The breakfast and afternoon snacks were delicious and plentiful. I've stayed here twice in different rooms and have enjoyed each one.


Beach Bungalo

3.8 on April 21, 2018

I am so happy that we can come with our dog and the beach bungalo is adorable. The only reason for the low score on the room is the bed. My back was killing me when I left. The mattress is conclaved and should be replaced. We have stayed several times this year but another visit like that one and we probably won’t be back. So, please replace the mattress in the beach bungalo.


Lovely Place to Stay

5 on April 05, 2018

We loved our stay at West Cliff Inn. The view from the house was stunning and we were suitably impressed with our room. We were on the top floor in a spa room and there was a gas fireplace to warm the space which was a charming touch. We would recommend this to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Santa Cruz because we couldn't fault it. The cookies, afternoon wine and breakfast offerings were a nice touch which just added to the fantastic experience.


62nd birthday getaway

4.4 on April 01, 2018

Very nice place to stay. Our room had a view of the wharf and there was a large balcony just off the room with nice cozy chairs to relax in. We also got in a deal - two nights for the price of one which made it very affordable.


Girls weekend

5 on April 01, 2018

My daughter, granddaughters and I stayed the first night of our trip at West Cliff, and we enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Parking was perfect, we were greeted right away and assisted with our luggage. The room was prepared, ready and clean. The bedding was high quality and comfortable, the staff had prepared extra beds to accommodate my granddaughters, and assisted with extra towels and pillows. The following morning breakfast was outstanding! There were many choices from eggs, to fruit, cereal, and the famous muesli (oatmeal, raisins, nuts, apple and spices; served cold and delicious.) This B&B is a must when traveling to Santa Cruz, it is also within walking distance to the boardwalk and Warf. If you wish to venture out further, UBER is your best bet, and there is plenty of available drivers in this area. (Typos courtesy of my IPhone.)


A Relaxing Mini Vacation

5 on March 19, 2018

My boyfriend and I booked this place last minute as we only found out last minute that we had a few days to have a mini vacation together. Service was amazing, all the staff were very friendly and hospitable. They even got us a free room upgrade too. The inn is so beautiful and it is very easy to imagine you are living in the past. The rooms were very clean and well decorated. It was very quaint. We enjoyed every minute of it. Despite looking old-fashioned, the inn was equipped with modern features, such as a Chromecast television that came with cable as well. The in-room fireplace was pretty neat. The bathtub was really nice and big. Not to mention the breakfast buffet was great, the wine and hors d'ouvres were great, and the cookies were great too! Overall, we loved this place and would definitely check it out again, or any of the other locations too.


Our favorite find.

5 on March 10, 2018

We stayed here at the end of our 10 day trip. It was our favorite inn. Great location ! Great view ! We were able to walk just about everywhere, especially to the wharf that had awesome restaurants. The staff was so pleasant and helpful. Delicious breakfast and a very nice happy hour. We would not hesitate to stay here again.


Happy retreat, right by the boardwalk!

4.0 on March 09, 2018

What a terrific experience. It definitely met my expectations. Loved the all day coffee and treats, as well as the included breakfast and wine/cheese hour. I enjoyed a few moments, sitting at the window (and on the front porch) relaxing in the cushy chairs and watching the waves and boardwalk revelers. I will definitely return!


Awesome as usual

5 on February 28, 2018

This was our third or maybe fourth stay at our favorite place in Santa Cruz. We feel like it is our home away from home. It is consistently fabulous. Bed is super comfortable and the food is amazing! See you next time!


After many visits, the excellence remains

5 on February 22, 2018

We live in Santa Cruz, and since we love this area, we stay in the best inn available. West Cliff Inn has it all: cozy and elegant accommodations; world-class breakfast, thanks to Mark in the kitchen; a profound customer-service orientation, thanks to Faith and Sandra; and an unbeatable location. We are grateful for this special place. The Four Sisters know whom to hire and how to keep them.


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Rooms & Rates

The Little Beach Bungalow

Please know The Little Beach Bungalow is very small at only 10' by 12' and it located behind the main hotel in a separate building. Because of its coziness, it has a maximum occupancy of two adults and cannot accommodate children. There is a separate entrance for this room and it includes a queen bed, flat panel television and a bathroom with shower only. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe King (ADA)

Our Deluxe King Guestroom boasts a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private bathroom with a shower only. Also includes a full breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. This room also complies with the 1991 ADA accessibility standards and is accessible for mobility impairments. Please know that it does have a roll-in shower. Please call the hotel for detailed list of accessibility features of this guestroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and most rooms in this category feature a shower-only in the private marble tiled bathroom. If you would like a bathtub, please call the hotel directly though we cannot guarantee special requests. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Superior King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and private marble tiled bathroom. Guestrooms in this category include EITHER an indoor OR an outdoor jetted tub. If you have a preference, please call the hotel directly although we cannot guarantee special request as we only have one guestroom with an outdoor jetted spa tub. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom with a jetted spa tub. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies. Deluxe King Spa guestrooms feature a neighborhood view. Ocean views can be enjoyed from the communal first floor porch or second floor balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Notes and Events

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Oceanview, Small town, Urban, Waterview

Airport

San Jose, CA (SJC)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Beach Boardwalk, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 16:00 - 20:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Kids 5 and under are free; Certain rooms are better suited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

West Cliff Inn

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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